I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, went east for college, and have lived in San Francisco for over thirty-five years. Inspired by the history and geography of the West, I have followed in the footsteps of those who found unlimited opportunities here to reinvent themselves. After careers as a tax attorney, a translator and teacher of Italian literature, and a community volunteer, my longstanding interest in languages has, most recently, led me to explore photography as a language for describing my surroundings. Never having thought of myself as a visual person, I have taken particular delight in pursuing this new and very different mode of communication and learning to think with my eyes.
I extend those invitations, asking the viewer to reach out and touch the image, to enter into the image and fill in the spaces left open for the imagination.
Since 2013 my work has appeared in juried exhibitions in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area as well as at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT. My images from Jackson Hole have been prominently featured in both print and electronic publications and on the websites of Grand Teton National Park Foundation and Rayko Photo Center, and in the Spring 2014 newsletter of the Murie Center. My first solo exhibition, Landscapes of Loss: A Window into Grand Teton's Past, opened at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum in December 2014, moved to the Bank of Jackson Hole in February 2015, and then to the Craig Thomas Discover and Visitor Center during June-July 2015.